Wisconsin is number one!

Oh wait…in this case that’s not a good thing.

Amid reports that thousands of unemployed Wisconsinites could soon lose their federal benefits, new data shows the state leading the nation in initial jobless claims.

The U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday that 4,420 people in Wisconsin filed initial unemployment claims during the last week of November. That is more claims than the next two highest states combined: Ohio with 2,597 and Kentucky with 1,538.

Several other states reported large decreases in unemployment claims for the week including California: down 19,920; Texas: down 7,284 and Florida: down 5,400. Michigan also reported a dip of 2,567 claims.


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11 thoughts on “Wisconsin is number one!

  1. For those laid off workers, new and continuing in my school district, they have been hit with a double whammy contained in the mail delivery this week of the “Real Estate Tax Bill For 2013.”

    In addition to no jobs, Walker has decreased state aids to our school district resulting in a 21.6% INCREASE compared to last year’s state aids.

    Hey, someone has to pay for those business incentives, tax breaks for the wealthy, and Walker’s presidential campaigning.

    Looks like Walker’s Wisconsin is going back, back, back to the bad old days of the Great Depression and “Brother, can you spare a dime?” http://www.npr.org/2008/11/15/96654742/a-depression-era-anthem-for-our-times

    Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does. It’s about time that the Journal-Sentinal print a retraction of its endorsement of Walker.

        1. That’s the point. The “fact” has never been reported anywhere but here. Concluding it is a lie.

  2. But but but…. David Blaska just said Wisconsin was beating the national recovery. He couldn’t possibly be wrong! Could he?

  3. Vegetable canning factory workers. road construction workers, building/housing construction workers done for the season. So, when these people go back to work in the spring and it will show a large increase in jobs, are you going to point out that these were laid of construction workers and such going back to work??

    1. Ryan, job reports are generally ‘seasonally adjusted’ meaning they take those changes into account.

    2. And those trades and agricultural job swings would hold true for nearly all of the states…btw: looking around the Hoan Bridge and the Zoo interchange, I don’t think road construction jobs are as season as they used to be.

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